Postgraduate study

How to start your application

Applying online allows us to process applications quickly, and provide you with a good service. Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications (including English language where appropriate) and academic transcripts.

Information on how to start your research application.


Our online application portal is an easy way to manage your application. Once you have registered, you will be able to save, review and track your application’s progress.


The online application form consists of 11 sections. You’ll need to provide your personal details, such as name and address, your nationality and how you plan to fund your studies.

You’ll also need to specify the type of programme you are applying for, i.e. a research programme, and select the department you wish to apply to from a dropdown menu. If applicable, you’ll also select which Centre for Doctoral Training you are applying to.

Please ensure if you are applying for a studentship that you quote the reference number.

We also request that you give details of the member of academic staff at the University with whom you have discussed your proposed research project.

The form requires details of the qualifications you have studied so far including your English Language qualifications, and there’s a section to provide details of your work experience.

We require the contact details of two referees to support your application. One should be from your most recent academic qualification. The university will contact the referees directly.

We need copies of your supporting documents (such as certificates and transcripts) and you can attach these to your application by uploading them as an attachment via the application portal. If you are awaiting results then you can upload the documents you do have, and upload outstanding documents when they are available.